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(Ferrous fumarate - non Rx)
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What is Palafer/Ferrous fumarate - non Rx used for?
Palafer is a form of mineral iron used as a dietary supplement. It is used to treat and prevent iron deficiencies and iron deficiency anemia.
How should Palafer/Ferrous fumarate - non Rx be stored?
Store at room temperature. Keep away from moisture and heat. Store in a place where it is out of reach of children because accidental overdose of Palafer in a child can be fatal.
General drug Information:
When should Palafer/Ferrous fumarate - non Rx not be taken?
Do not take Palafer within 2 hours before or after taking other medications (check with your doctor to specify if the medications you are taking are safe to take with Palafer.).
What precautions should I follow when taking Palafer/Ferrous fumarate - non Rx?
Before taking Palafer, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or breastfeeding; if you are taking prescription or over the counter medication, herbal preparation, or dietary supplements.
What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Palafer/Ferrous fumarate - non Rx?
Palafer may decrease other medicines from absorbing into your body, talk to your doctor about the other medications you currently take before taking Palafer. Do not take Palafer within 2 hours before or after taking an antacid.
What are the side effects of Palafer/Ferrous fumarate - non Rx?
Severe: Severe allergic reactions including itching, tightness in the chest, rash, hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of the mouth, lips, tongue or face.
Common: A Constipation, stomach upset, temporary staining of the teeth, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, or black or darker than normal appearing stools.
How should I take Palafer/Ferrous fumarate - non Rx?
Read the directions on the prescription label. Do not take larger doses than prescribed by your doctor. Take this medication as directed on the label or by your pharmacist, doctor, or other healthcare provider. Tablet formulation: Each tablet of Palafer is taken with a glass of water. The tablet must be swallowed whole; it can not be crushed, chewed, broken, or opened because too much iron will be absorbed by your body too quickly. Liquid formulation: Shake well before a dose is measured. Measure out a dose on a measuring cup or a spoon; do not use a regular table spoon. Other liquid formulation: Mix Palafer with the amount of liquid as directed on the package label. You can mix it with water, juice or another beverage and drink with a straw to prevent your teeth from staining. For best results, take Palafer on an empty stomach. If taking Palafer in an empty stomach gives you stomach upset, take Palafer with food or after a meal.